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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Texas State is an above-average public university located in San Marcos, Texas in the Austin Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 28,042 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Texas State acceptance rate is 46%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 55% of students, Texas State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,300.
601 University Dr
San Marcos, TX 78666
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference

Texas State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Texas State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
46%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1010-1180
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,729/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,209/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.352 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.423 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.423 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    72%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,042Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,145
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 296 responses
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  • Diverse
    36%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Average
    12%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Different
    6%
  • Young
    5%
  • Intelligent
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.499 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.596 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 318 responses
Report
  • Great education, beautiful town, fun environment
    36%
  • Good education opportunities with lots of parties
    13%
  • Great Education in a great location
    10%
  • Great town with an amazing atmosphere
    8%
  • Great education with a Good balance
    8%
  • A good introduction into university life
    8%
  • Party school
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.253 responses
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I fell in love with this college the moment I stepped on campus. If you hate the city style most colleges have adapted, this school is for you. The campus is compact and filled with trees and is walking distance from a park with a spring-fed river. The professors are committed and helpful. I am in the Honors college which allows smaller class sizes for certain classes and even options to take interesting forms of basic, required courses. There is plenty of research and job opportunity available and the college encourages it through financial aid and events. There is always a club to join and the list of intramural sports seems endless, you will find your people! Overall, I love attending this university and would never regret my decision to attend.
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I don’t have enough good things to say about Texas State University! This school provided to me an incredible education and great college experience. My classes were applicable, interesting, and kept my full attention! I loved being involved in Greek life on this campus. Everyone has Bobcat pride and spirit. Years after graduation, I still have fond memories of many of my Business school professors. I had relevant job opportunities presented to me through frequent job fairs. I even had an opportunity to travel to Missouri as a part of our Texas State University SIFE team. We competed in the sales competition, and Texas State is a regular national winner. I have so much Texas State pride! San Marcos was a very positive experience for me. I highly recommend anyone who is interested in college to apply!
The campus is beautiful (but very hot during the summer months. Duh. It's Texas) and for the most part, everyone is nice and helpful. I only see people crying during exam time. The river is refreshing and easy to jump into between classes. Out of the 20 some-odd professors I've had, only one has been trash personified, which is pretty good in my humble opinion. The desks in the English building are minuscule in size, and when the heater turns on in Flowers, it smells like there's a fire in the attic, which is cozy as well as concerning. In the quad, there is usually free snacks (the Christians have the best snacks) as well as other goods to buy. The Paws and Go has the best pecan roasted coffee in the whole wide world, which can be yours for only $2! I dream of that coffee. One star taken off because I was attacked by a squirrel while I was eating a $4 Kind Bar while trying to read on a park bench. Beware of the squirrels. Be aware of the overpriced granola bars.